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The top 15 countries with the most billionaires, ranked

The top 15 countries with the most billionaires, ranked

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The United States has the most billionaires in the world.

  • According to Wealth-X's 2019 Billionaire Census report, the United States has the most billionaires in the world, with 420 more than the next closest country, China.
  • In fact, the combined net worth of US billionaires exceeds the total billionaire wealth of the next eight highest-ranked countries: China, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hong Kong, India, and Saudi Arabia.
  • These top 15 countries overall for billionaires, ranked below, account for 75 percent of the global billionaire population.
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The United States has the most billionaires in the world, with 420 more than the next closest country, China, according to Wealth-X's 2019 Billionaire Census report. There are 705 billionaires in the United States, 285 in China, 146 in Germany, 102 in Russia, and 97 in the United Kingdom.

The combined net worth of US billionaires exceeds the total billionaire wealth of the next eight highest-ranked countries (China, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hong Kong, India, and Saudi Arabia).

The report further stated that the top 15 countries accounted for 75 percent of the global billionaire population. Collectively, the 1,942 billionaires in these 15 countries are worth $6.8 trillion - that accounts for 79 percent of total global billionaire wealth in 2018.

Here are the top 15 countries with the most billionaires in 2019.

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